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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production (Games Development)

Course Code: HC4CGF 

Full-Time Programme  

Location: West London Institute of Technology, based at Uxbridge Campus  

Duration: 32 weeks 

Start Date: 04/10/2021 

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00  

Entry Requirements 

GCSE English and Maths at grade C (grade 4/5) or above (or equivalent) and a minimum UCAS Tariff score of 48 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access course. Some knowledge of 3D applications with an interest in games development would be beneficial. All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 

Who is the course for? 

This course is for those who wish to pursue a career in games development, focusing on a wide range of aspects including games theory, games design, 3D modelling, 3D animation and games development. Students will be taught a range of industry-standard applications and techniques to assist in the design and creation of a fully functional 3D game environment. 

Course Content  

On this course you will cover a wide variety of theoretical and practical development skills. The fundamentals are covered during this course, including units such as; 

Individual Project – Pearson Set:

  • Creative Media Industry 
  • Professional Practice 
  • Game Development Practices 
  • Games in Context 
  • Game Design 
  • 3D Modelling 
  • Principles of User Experience and User Interface Design. 

By the end of this course you will have developed an independent portfolio showcasing the range of skills you have developed and use this to progress onto the next stage of your education or employment 

Study Methods 

This course is classroom taught through 15 hours per week over 3 days, with a range of lectures, group work, presentations and workshops. Students are expected to complete approximately 15 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research, Additional practice on practical skills and completing assignments). 

How is the course assessed 

Assessment is through a series of assignments and projects (individual and group based) which makes a 100% of the grade. 

Where next - Further Studies 

Upon successful completion, students can progress to an HND programme in Creative Media Production, which is planned to run from September 2022. 

Where next - Job Opportunities 

The Games and TV/Film industries are a constantly expanding environment, with job roles developing to cover a broader range of skills and technologies. With jobs in areas such as; animation visualisation, level design, game design, game development, 3D modelling, 3D animation and character design. 

More Information 

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on: 

  • Assessment and grading 
  • College rules and resources 
  • Student support and representation. 

Students will attend college for 15 hours - over three days per week. Student are expected to complete approximately 18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments). 

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 

UCAS Code: WW61 

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 

Fees 

  • Home student: £6,000 
  • Overseas student: £7,682 

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at West London IoT, based at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Creative Media Production (Games Development)

Uxbridge, UK
Level 4

Published on 29 Apr 2021

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